H.G.O.E. (Hustle Gang Over Errrrythang)
Early Monday morning, Hustle Gang quietly released their first mixtape in exactly two years: H.G.O.E. (Hustle Gang Over Errrrythang). The tape continues the collective's tradition of acronym-based mixtape titles, following 2013's G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die) and 2014's G.D.O.D. 2.
AIR (Art Imitates Reality)
B.o.B. has been periodically releasing mixtapes this year named after the four classical elements. The series may or may not have something to do with the rapper's belief that the earth is flat. To date, he has released WATER, FIRE, & EARTH. Monday morning, he completed the quartet by sharing AIR (Art Imitates Reality).
In between spouting any and every conspiracy theory you can think of (and then some), B.o.B actually works on music, and releases quite a bit of it. The rapper has been dropping constant mixtapes this past year, and returns today with a new one, EARTH.
Live & Direct
B.o.B & Scotty ATL
B.o.B and Scotty ATL have come through with their joint mixtape Live & Direct. The two emcees have a great rapport, and their equally distinct voices sound good side by side. Atlanta is front and center throughout the project, with B.o.B forgoing the conspiracy talk in favor of more traditional shit-talking and rhymes grounded in reality.
FIRE (False Idols Ruin Egos)
B.o.B. comes through today with a follow up to his WATER (We Are The Enemy Really) mixtape. The mixtape’s title FIRE (False Idols Ruin Egos) keeps with theme of elements and acronyms, and B.o.B. continues to eschew features on his tapes. Bobby Ray hasn’t lost any quality despite this being his second mixtape in less than two months.
Just in case anyone thinks B.o.B hasn't been generous enough with his music this year, he comes through to close out the year with another free project, WATER (We Are The Enemy Really). If you haven't been paying attention, Bobby Ray gave us No Genre: The Label at the beginning of January, then his personal release Pychadelik Thoughtz, and finally, just the other week, he teamed up with London Jae for N.A.S.A.
B.o.B & London Jae
Well here’s an unexpected treat for Bobby Ray fans. Out of nowhere, the ATL rapper decides to link up with his fellow No Genre Labelmate London Jae for a new joint mixtape called NASA, which is an acronym for "Niggas Ain't Shit Association."
B.o.B released his new album, Psycadelik Thoughtz, a few weeks back, and while its been available on iTunes for a minute now, today he's decided to share the project with fans for free. The 11-track project finds Bobby Ray getting back to experimenting with various genres, and finds him working with John Bellion, Soaky Siren, and current girlfriend, Sevyn Streeter.
The Lock In
Defient is a company that manages a crop of Atlanta artists, from bigger names like B.o.B., to smaller artists on their grind like Runway Richy, Scotty ATL and Zuse. Today Defient has teamed up with their many artists to bring fans a compilation mixtape, featuring some new music. The project features contributions from B.o.B, Spodee, London Jae, Scotty ATL, Zuse, Young Dro, Jake Lambo, Playboi Tre and more. Production comes from FKi, Jaque Beatz, !llmind and more.
Better L8te Than Never
London Jae is one of the artists signed to B.o.B's relatively new imprint, No Genre. After gaining recognition on The No Genre Label compilation, London is now turning the focus back onto himself with the release of his new mixtape Better L8te Than Never.
No Genre: The Label
Last year, B.o.B dropped off the sequel to his highly acclaimed tape No Genre, and shortly after, announced the formation of a new record label by the same name. After introducing us to a few of his signees in the "Fleek" video last month, Bobby Ray now drops off a new mixtape that showcases his label's roster.
B.o.B has kept himself extremely busy since breaking through in 2010 withe The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, and while he dropped his No Genre 2 mixtape only a few months back, he's still got plenty planned for the near future.Today, he's shared a new 8-track project titled New Black -- a title given to him following some controversial tweets he sent out a few months back. Bobby Ray has decided to reclaim the term as his own, with this project being the first statement.
Every modern Atlanta artist has OutKast to thank in some way for their success -- once the duo won "Best new artist" at the 1995 Source Awards in NYC, and Andre 3000 proclaimed "The South got something to say," they had effectively set a whole, untapped hip-hop market in motion, and it continues to roll today. Scotty ATL clearly knows this, as his new tape shares its name with the eighth track on Stankonia. Cop Spaghetti Junction now.
No Genre 2
B.o.B is back, defying all genres with his No Genre 2 effort. After revealing the artwork and tracklist yesterday, as well as the music video for "Many Rivers," today we've received the full mixtape.
Fuck Em We Ball
Listen to Fuck Em We Ball, the latest tape from B.o.B. It dropped on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. B.o.B's future brightens with every new release, and Fuck Em We Ball certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that B.o.B has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're excited to hear more.
EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial
These artists contributed to the mixtape: Playboy Tre, Meek Mill, Spodee, Roscoe Dash, 2 Chainz, T.I., Mos Def, Big Krit, Bun B, Future, Trae The Truth, Eminem, Lil Wayne. These producers soundtracked the project: Lil C, Ryan Tedder, by B.o.B & Kutta, B.o.B & Jim Jonsin, 7 King, Mike Caren, Davaughn, Dr. Luke, Jim Jonsin, The Aristrocrats. Can you appreciate the bars here?
These artists contributed to the mixtape: T.I., Spodee Prod, Playboy Tre, CyHi Da Prynce, Bun, T.I. Prod By JR Rotem, Donnis Prod By Dr Luke, Young Dro, T.I. Prod. Let us know what you think, folks. Make sure to visit our mixtape section to stream and/or download EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial, a tape released by B.o.B on Monday, November 28th, 2011. It features such cuts as Beast Mode Prod By Infinity, So So Prod By Jim Jonsin, How U Do That Prod By Kutta.